Well, I know that things have settled down for you now that school is in session. I am sure that many of you have chosen clubs to be in before and after school, too. I heard that at one high school they had a robotics club, where the students spend the semester making a robot that they can enter into competition to see who wins! That sounds so exciting!
Then I heard that there is a reading club at another school. You know that’s the one I love the most. Reading opens the world up to you. Just think if you want to know more about robotics, just grab a book at the library and read it. You’ll learn a lot.
I know a woman who is an author and she travels once a year to a reading conference and sits with students of all ages. These students all have a desire to be writers themselves. Say, that’s a good idea. Have you ever had the desire to write a book? Drop me a line if you have. I’d like to talk with you about it. Make sure it’s all right with Mom and Dad. Just leave me a comment on this blog so I can get to you, and I’ll be glad to talk to you about it.
Do you see the picture above, with all the kids raising their hands to answer the question? That’s what I want to make sure all of you do. Reading makes you smarter, too. So, keep it simple and read a book. Talk to you later.
Can you see my friend Jen, above. She’s reading a book and has two more books to read. She loves to read. Even though she has already been on a summer vacation with her family, and went to the amusement park with her friends, she hasn’t forgotten to read during this Summer.
I am sending all of you this short reminder to be sure that you visit your local library or favorite book store and get some books to read. The books don’t have to been hundreds of pages long for you to read, unless you want that kind of book. Wow! That’s a great idea. Go to the library and ask the librarian for a good long book that’s age appropriate for you and determine to read 20 minutes a day until school starts again. If you finish that book before school begins, great! If not, just keep on reading until you do. Guess what? You’ll have read so much that when the new text books are given out and assignments on your tablet are downloaded, you’ll already be in good reading practice and will ace any of your assignments!
So, until next time, let’s get our minds sharpened and our eyes roving over those pages in our favorite books. Keep having good fun this Summer.
I almost forgot. I have two new books coming out later this year. One is called “Junior Rabbit Travels to New York,” and the other is “Junior Rabbit Travels Home.” I’ll let you know when they come out so you can add them to your collection of children’s books. One more thing, when you get to the library, watch out for falling books!
Talk to you later,
I know that some of you will be going to school by the end of this month of August and some will be back in school right after Labor Day in September. Whatever the date, it’s time to pull out that old backpack from last semester and see what you can take into your new semester. Let’s see how to help mom and dad out this year:
- If you have pencils with good erasers, put them into your new backpack or pencil box. It can save mom and dad money when buying school supplies, not only that but it help you to learn how to save money and good resources.
- If you have crayons that are still good, put them into your backpack, too. Whatever you do, take the broken up crayons and put them in a dollar store shoe box and keep them in a neat place in your room to use when at home.
- Use for the new semester folders that you didn’t use before or that are still in good condition
- Find those scissors from last semester. They’re still good and get them ready for the new school year.
- Open those drawers, look under the bed, behind the dressers, and in the closet and get all of the socks, pants, blouses, tee-shirts, jeans and underwear that you still wear and are good. Make sure to get them washed or wash them yourself with mom, dad, big sister or big brother’s supervision and then put them in your drawers and hang them up in your closets so they’ll be ready for the new school year.
If you do all of that then when you ask them for that expensive pair of gym shoes, you just might get them.
Wow! The summer is almost over, and in a few weeks, school will be back in session. Now, I know that some might be saying, “Awww… I don’t want to go back to school right now. I’M HAVING TOO MUCH FUN! That’s great that you have had a fun time for the months you’ve been away from school. In fact, you should be ready to go back to school because remember, school is fun, too!
At school you can:
- See your friends you may not have seen during the summer
- Get into that after school club you’ve been wanting to get into
- Join the football, baseball, soccer, track, tennis, and more teams
- Help make school a better place by volunteering to clean up around the outside of your school
- Become a member of the student council at school, helping the voice of the students to be heard
- Volunteer to read to the kids in the school Library
- Help plan the next school grounds events
I mean there are so many fun and wonderful things you can do at school. So, now look forward to going back to school. You’ll have fun there, too. Oh yes, and remember read a book about 20 minutes every day. The world opens up to anyone who reads a book!
Talk to you later.
It’s me Jenny. I have been so busy, but I wanted to stop and say Happy New Year to all of you. I have a book coming out soon. Junior Rabbit Travels to Pennsylvania. I told you about it before, I think. But, anyway. I want to know if you all are doing your best in school and I really want to know if you all are reading and making trips to the Library. Remember what I told you before, “Reading opens up the world to you.” So, let’s get reading.
I’ll talk to you again real soon. Here’s a picture of my new book cover.
I’ll let you know when to get it. Let’s excel in school, reading, friendship, chores, and being a nice person to other kids.
Well, we’ve all had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and hopefully the rest of the week will be just as good.
Monday we’ll all return to school. So, try to get in your minds right now that you are going to do even better than you already have done. The second half of this semester is coming in January for most of us and some of us will have different classes. Don’t stop working hard now. Oh no! I want you to EXCEL!
Just in case you don’t know what the word excel means, I’ll tell you: Excel means to be superior or better at, to outdo or to do extremely well. I know that all of you can do that because you already have a good study habit and are making great grades.
So, let’s just keep it up. If you got a “B” on that last test, make an “A” on the next test. That is what a person who excels does. He or she gets better and better. So, remember when you get back to school this coming Monday, go to the head of the class.
Well, I had to check in with you and with your parents right now. For many of you, school has been in since September 5, 2017; so that’s about 2-1/2 to 3 weeks. How’s it going? Are you getting your study habits back? Do you have all of your school supplies? Are you practicing your favorite sport? Are you still reading? Is your library card current?
Remember, reading opens the world to you. I have so much to share with you and your parents this semester. I want to hear from you and your parents some good tips that I can share on this blog and I want to hear of all your accomplishments in school. Maybe you can share a picture with me so that I can feature it on my blog.
What you do can inspire some other students to do their best. So, here’s to a great school year!
BABIES LOVE TO READ AND BE READ TO
It’s me, Jenny! WHEW! It has been a whirlwind of activity with me for the last few months. I mean, I really missed you guys. But today, I am glad to say that I can catch up with all of you and find out what you are doing.
I sure hope school is going well. Can you believe that there are only about 4 or 5 weeks left until Summer vacation? Okay. I can hear a lot of you shouting YAYYYYY!! And there is nothing wrong with wishing for Summer vacation. Besides you all deserve it. You’ve worked so hard in school getting those A’s and B’s. So you deserve a break.
I just want you to remember one thing: While you are planning your summer always make plans to read 20 minutes a day. Yep, read every day. And please if you have little brothers and sisters or little nieces and nephews or just little kids in the neighborhood, please get a book and read to them, as well. Babies even love to hear your voices as you read Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham or my books, A Surprise for Junior, Loony the Loon and the Littered Lake or Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas. Believe me guys, when you read you learn about this world and all the wonderful things in it.
Oops, I gotta go. I am writing another book to be published later this year. I sure hope you guys will read my books. Talk to you later,
Well, I had a wonderful time at my book signing and reading Junior Rabbit Learns About Christmas at an elementary school in a suburb of Detroit. You can see some of the pics below. I had a wonderful time and so did the children. In case you don’t know it, that’s me in the elf outfit. We had loads of fun. I told you that reading is a lot of fun especially when you get together with others and have a reading party. I want you to see how much fun I had and enjoy the pictures. Have a wonderful and fun and safe Merry Christmas and a beautiful New Year.
Remember a few blog posts back when I said that I wanted you to do good in school and befriend a special needs classmate or student at your schools? Well, if you are able with Mom and or Dad to join me tonight at 8:00 p.m. you’ll hear me interview a very special couple who I know personally. They are Semaj and Shatara Coleman, my son and daughter-in-law as they discuss raising an autistic child. So, I sure hope that you can all join me tonight on the show. Feel free to call in and comment, too.
Whatever you do, please befriend a special needs classmate or student at your school. They are the best friends you can have and they will love being your friend, too.
Here’s the link to tonight’s show: